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How to Protect a Renter Nation

May 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
How to Protect a Renter Nation

In California, there has been a resurgence to establish rent control policies is part of a statewide -- and national -- movement for tenants' rights. This specific policy is just one part of a larger effort by people and organizations who believe that housing is a human right and that it shouldn't only be a sure thing for those with a lot of money.(Photo: SvetaZi / Shutterstock)

Why "Blue State" Teachers Need Their Own Revolt

May 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

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California is arguably the bluest of blue states.
We have a Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, both houses of the state legislature are about two-thirds Democratic, the state's two U.S. senators are Democrats, and almost three-quarters of the delegation to the U.S. House is Democratic. Los Angeles and San Francisco have Democratic Party mayors and are considered liberal strongholds.

Laid-Off Workers Demand Severance Pay From Equity Firms Behind Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy

May 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
Laid-Off Workers Demand Severance Pay From Equity Firms Behind Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy

After assuring employees that Toys "R" Us is on a sound footing, the private equity firms behind the company's leveraged buyout filed for bankruptcy, costing 33,000 retail employees their livelihoods. Now those employees are demanding severance pay from the equity firms.Customers leave a Toys 'R' Us store in Los Angeles, California on March 23, 2018. (Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images)

Immigration Officials Are Using Pseudoscience to Justify Jailing Teenage Asylum Seekers With Adults

May 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

This week, the Trump administration announced it will detain asylum seekers and separate them from their children at the border. A case in California shows how some minors who arrived alone to seek asylum have been put in adult detention. Immigration authorities in California are refusing to release an Afghan asylum seeker from an adult detention center, even though a federal court had determined he is a child. His lawyers say the teenager, who has been held in adult detention for five months, is 17 years old.

California Leads Nation in Pushing Back Against Trump Administration Health Policies

April 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

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These days, when the federal government turns in one direction, California veers in the other -- and in the case of health care, it's a sharp swerve.